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February 2019

Systems thinking meets community-based prevention forum

February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street
Docklands, Vic 3008
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The Australian Health Promotion Association VIC/TAS Branch and The Australian Partnership Prevention Centre present: 'Systems thinking meets community-based prevention forum' Join us to hear from leaders in the field about their current use of systems thinking within community-based prevention. . From our fantastic speakers you will: • Become aware of the uptake of systems approaches to prevention • Recognise that there is no singular approach to systems thinking in prevention • Hear about existing systems approaches in progress in community…

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March 2019

Community-Based Social Marketing Workshops

March 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Avenue
Parkville, 3052
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Introductory Workshop This two-day workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to community-based social marketing and how it is being applied throughout the world to foster sustainable and healthy behaviour. Those who attend the workshop will learn the five steps of community-based social marketing (selecting behaviours, identifying barriers, developing strategies, conducting pilots, and broad scale implementation) and be exposed to numerous case studies illustrating its use. As such, this workshop provides an in-depth exposure to community-based social marketing and provides participants with…

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March 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Avenue
Parkville, 3052
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For over three decades Dr McKenzie-Mohr has been working to incorporate scientific knowledge on behaviour change into the design and delivery of community programs. He is the founder of community-based social marketing and the author of three books on the topic. One of these books has been recommended by Time Magazine and become requisite reading for those who deliver programs to protect the environment, promote public health and prevent injuries. Introductory Workshop This two-day workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to…

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Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence

March 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Deluxe City Hotel Melbourne, + Google Map

Empower Indigenous communities to overcome family violence Indigenous Family Violence is a national issue that requires the involvement of many stakeholders across the country to overcome. The 5th annual Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence Forum has partnered with Djirra and brings together representatives from government, police, legal services, not-for-profit, community organisation, and family violence support services. They all have a vital role to play in tackling indigenous family violence. During the course of this 2-day conference and 1-day workshop, we will explore critical issues…

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Peering into the Future

March 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Michael Chamberlin Theatre, Aikenhead Wing, Building E, St Vincent's Public Hospital, 27 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy, Vic 3065
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The ‘Peering into the Future’ forum will highlight the impact and importance of consumer and carer lived experience in improving service delivery to people with Mental Health (MH) and Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) issues. This forum, aimed at MH and AOD workers, will honour and explore the essential work of consumers and carers. Advocates, consultants and peer workers among others – all with lived experience themselves - and will represent the many different facets of consumer and carer service…

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Building from Strength: Transforming systems to improve family violence outcomes together

March 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
RMIT University Storey Hall, 336–348 Swanston Street
Melbourne, 3000
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Family Safety Victoria’s Centre for Workforce Excellence, in partnership with the Future Social Service Institute, is holding a free one-day forum. The forum will showcase innovative leadership and practice in responding to family violence from across the sector. It will be a chance to hear from experts and sector leaders, and to be involved in dynamic workshops focused on leading change to improve outcomes in family violence. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a number of breakout sessions…

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Victorian Allied Health Research Conference 2019

March 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Vic 3006
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The Department of Health and Human Service would like to extend a warm invitation to participate in the 3rd Victorian Allied Health Research Conference, which will be held on Friday 22nd March, 2019 at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre. This one day event will unite over 450 allied health professionals from diverse care settings, to champion research, and share knowledge and experiences to guide future directions in Allied Health practice. Inspiring keynote and guest speakers will impart the latest…

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Working Together to End Men’s Family Violence Conference

March 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - March 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Bayview Eden Melbourne, 6 Queens Road
Melbourne, 3004
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In Australia, the majority of acts of domestic and family violence are perpetrated by men against women. Men play a key part in changing this narrative and in ending family violence. While there is much being done in prevention and intervention, there is still a lot of work to do. The Australasian Working Together to End Men’s Family Violence Conference will look at how we can strengthen our practice approaches to men who use domestic and family violence through a…

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15th National Rural Health Conference

March 24, 2019 @ 8:30 am - March 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Hotel Grand Chancellor, 29 Cameron Street
Launceston, TAS 7250
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The National Rural Health Conference is the pre-eminent event in Australia for inspiration and information about rural and remote health and wellbeing.  It has a well-earned reputation as the best rural health Conference in Australia. The first National Rural Health Conference was held in Toowoomba in 1991.  Since that time the rural health sector has continued to come together to discuss how to improve health outcomes for the 7 million people that live in rural and remote Australia. The 15th Conference…

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2019 Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference

March 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Bank, Qld 4101
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The 2nd Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 27-29 March 2019. The conference theme, Healing in Exile – Current and Future Challenges, will explore the most  innovative and successful ways to support  people from  refugee backgrounds as they  recover from trauma and resettle in their new context. International keynote speakers will address global perspectives and  prominent national identities will tackle some of the most pressing challenges here in…

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